A look at Kemp’s internal poll in Georgia governor race

Brian Kemp in a staff meeting at his office in the Capitol. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle exactly where he wants him in next year’s GOP gubernatorial primary – at least according to an internal poll his campaign recently conducted.

The poll of 400 likely GOP voters by The Wickers Group had Cagle at about one-third of the vote followed by Kemp at 13 percent. The other contenders had negligible support. And about one-third of the voters said they’d put Kemp as a second choice.

Before we go any further, here’s the same caveat we note whenever we run an internal poll: They are meant to be taken with a grain of salt, and this one is no different.

They are leaked to the media to show their candidates in a favorable light, unnerve rivals and send a message to supporters, campaign contributors and the undecided.

With that in mind, here’s what Kemp would have you believe about Cagle: The lieutenant governor’s GOP primary support is “soft and fluid,” with only 15 percent saying they were a hard Cagle vote. On the other hand, only 7 percent of those polled defined themselves as a “definite” Kemp voter.

You can review the poll here and check out the summary here.

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HELLNOMARTA
HELLNOMARTA

He gave our information to Dotard. I don't want that felon having my name, let alone anything else.

Manman
Manman

Kemp needs to be resigning, let alone running for governor. Over his term not only have we all been hacked due to his incompetence it's also increasingly clear he was meddling in elections.

JKToole
JKToole

A 3 minute conversation with Brian Kemp will reveal him as one of the dumbest persons you will ever meet.

I suggest if you have any intention of voting for him, you have that conversation.

You will wonder how someone as clueless as him could rise to such heights of power in our political system. He's as sharp as cue ball. It doesn't speak well of the Georgia voter.


the1percentcaresnot
the1percentcaresnot

Kemp looks and acts like a used car salesmen,  wiping out the voting information disk was the last straw for me.

Agatha Winterhans
Agatha Winterhans

Kemp should not only forego the election he should resign now for his horrible mismanagement of his office.

Everyone knows Cagle is the least intelligent person in any meeting that happens at the gold dome. I suppose that could be good for influence peddlers and religious voters, though.

Can't Sam Olens just resign from KSU and run? He seems more intelligent and more qualified than anyone else the GOP has offered up so far.